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Harlem Renaissance and 1920s Literature

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FC: Harlem Renaissance and 1920's Literature | By:Elizabeth Rosario 8C1

1: Dedicated to my classmates, friends and our social studies teacher Ms.O'Driscoll

2: The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement also known as the "New Negro Movement" as Alain Leroy Locke called it. It began from the great migration when the African Americans began to head north for better job opportunities. | Harlem Renassiance | Many historians still have debates about when the Harlem Renaissance ended. A lot of people influenced this movement Langsten Hughes, James Weldon, Anna Bontemps, Jean Toomer, etc. But what really made the Harlem Renaissance so impressionable was the work they did was unbelievable.

3: Alain Leroy Locke the man in the photo above called this cultural movement the "new Negro movement" It was a time where African Americans were showing pride and redefining their culture. To the right is Gertrude Stein the woman who gave the Lost Generation it's name literally. | To the left is a photo of Alain Leroy Locke

4: The Lost Generation was a group of writers that expressed disillusionment or criticized the American society. Although the Harlem Renaissance took place mostly in NewYork many from the Lost Generation moved to Paris forming groups called expatriates. | The Lost Generation | The members of the Lost Generation were Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, F.Scott Fitzgerald. On the following page are photos of the members of the lost generation.

5: Some of their greatest works include The Great Gatsby, The Sun Also Rises, and

6: We are so proud of you! | Historians still argue about when the Harlem Renaissance first began and end it ranges 1919-1930, 1920s-1930, etc. But in my opinion it never really ended because the work from then lives on today. As if it were everlasting, unending the Harlem Renaissance has no end to it. Also the Harlem renaissance wasn't limited to just black poets and writers it was a mix of all sorts of people. For example John Dos Passos was native to the united states, white basically.

8: These are some photos of the popular books during the Harlem Renaissance

9: The Great Gatsby was written by F.Scott Fitezgerald. Throughout the book he writes about the themes of east and west, relationship, and disintegration (to seperate parts or lose) of the American dream in an era of unprecedented prosperity and material excess. | The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway has three themes Male Insecurity, destructiveness of sex, and aimlessness of the lost generation. | Their Eyes Were Watching God was written by Zora Neale Hurston. Several themes explored in the book power and conquest, love and relationships versus independence.

10: The photo at the top is of Langsten Hughes and th one to the right is Claude McKay.

11: The photo on the bottom right is Ernest Hemingway one of the authors of the last generation. | The photo of the woman below is of Zora Neale Hurston author of Their Eyes Are Watching God.

12: Bibliography http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Harlem_Renaissance http://www.biography.com/blackhistory/harlem_renaissance.jsp http://www.poets.org/poet.pmp/prmPID/83

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